This article from the November 16, 1916 Hood River Glacier is the perfect introduction to an event at the museum next Wednesday, April 27th. Ben Bonham and I are giving a performance entitled "Dead and Alive." I will be lecturing briefly on the early history of recorded music, including playing period music on three 100+ year old phonographs along with wax cylinders and shellac 78's from our collection. Ben Bonham and friends will perform musical interludes to help us understand the evolution of this century old music into modern jazz, country, and bluegrass.
I'll be providing the engineering and history perspective, while Ben and friends will provide the musical perspective. This is very much an unscripted evening, so anything can happen. Don't miss it! Wednesday at 6:30PM, $5 museum admission gets you in the door.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
I had never thought about it before. We are so used to music in our everyday lives, that we take it for granted. We put funny little things in our ears so we can listen to music while we work, play, jog etc.
For most of history, people have gathered together in a scheduled public setting to hear a musical performance.
L.E. on 22nd April 2016 @ 4:43pm
Plenty Glen Ellison recordings on YouTube, no video of course but you can hear what the people of Hood River were hearing in 1916.
rwf on 22nd April 2016 @ 6:58pm
Here's a clickable link to one of Ellison's recordings..
He has a really strong Scottish burr in his speaking/singing - with a distinctive trilled "r" that comes through on these wax cylinder re-masters.
Jerry Larsen on 23rd April 2016 @ 4:19pm